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Margaret Ann (Crowder) Martz

March 13, 1939 — May 24, 2023


Margaret Ann (Crowder) Martz, age 84, of Crawfordsville passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at home surrounded by her sons. She was born in Rockville to the late Eston Ray and Velma "Dorine" (Newnum) Crowder on March 13, 1939.

Margaret graduated from Marshall High School in 1957. She married the love of her life, John Phillip Martz, on April 4, 1958. He preceded her in death on March 27, 2020. She worked at RR Donnelley in her early years and spent 14 years at Coast to Coast. Her favorite job of all was being a homemaker and raising her children. Margret enjoyed going to church, reading the bible, canning, freezing, and gardening. She was member of Youngs Chapel Christian Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her dog, Emma. Margret enjoyed spending time with her husband doing DIY projects.

Margaret is survived by her sons, Jeffrey (Lori Rooze) Martz and Phillip Martz; three grandchildren, Shaun Martz, Chelsea (James) Logan, and Halley Martz; four great-grandchildren, Presley, Liam, James, Cassidy; four sisters; and a special cousin, Glenda Walther.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John; three brothers; and one sister.

Cremation was chosen with a private family burial at Roachdale Cemetery. Sanders Priebe Funeral care is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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